Thunderstorms, hail, 50 mph gusts expected to hit Chicago area Wednesday afternoon
The storms could hit Chicago mainly after 4 p.m., the National Weather Service said.
Thunderstorms may hit the Chicago area Monday afternoon and evening, with areas further west of the city possibly seeing hail.
The storms could hit Chicago mainly after 4 p.m., bringing with them wind gusts as high as 25 mph, according to the National Weather service.
Temperatures were expected to remain steady around 75 degrees through the afternoon before dipping into the 50s at night, the weather service said.
T-storms have developed along & northeast of a line from Dixon to Pontiac and will continue to track northeastward over the next few hours. Strong wind gusts up to 50 mph and small hail will be possible with these storms, along with lightning and brief downpours. #ilwx #inwx pic.twitter.com/tI5CxjM5yc— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) April 7, 2021
Downpours in Aurora, Joliet, Kankakee, Pontiac, Dekalb and Elgin were expected to be more severe, with gusts up to 50 mph and penny-sized hail possible, the weather service said.
Thursday’s forecast also calls for more rain, with showers likely before 1 p.m., the weather service said. Temperatures will be cooler than Wednesday, with a high of 61 degrees expected.